Aussie hard rockers from rural Victoria
Aussie hard rockers from rural Victoria
Formed in rural Australian town Bendigo by singer-guitarist Tyler Kinder, Black Aces set about forming a set of songs influenced by the greats of Aussie rock.
The 2020 summer will see the band return to the UK in support of the Never Change EP, with appearances at Scotland’s Wildfire Festival and Manchester’s SOS Festival already confirmed.
This will be Black Aces first overseas tour since their head turning, white knuckle 3 UK tours in 18 months throughout 2017/18- most recently stepping up to the plate as special guests on rock legend’s The Quireboys White Trash Blues 2018 UK Tour.
Black Aces returned to the studio in early 2019, once again with producers Mark Optiz (AC/DC, INXS, Cold Chisel, Kiss) and Colin Wynne (Bad//Dreems), to record their brand new EP 'Never Change’. Set for release on 31st October 2019, the EP is a selection of songs written whilst recovering from their extensive touring schedule to this point, both in Australia and abroad. With album number three slated for a 2020 release, the lads from Bendigo have no plans to slow down, and are proud of their humble garage beginnings.
After developing a strong live following across their homeland and sharing stages with the likes of Cosmic Psychos, Angry Anderson, Dallas Crane, and The Casanovas, Black Aces released their debut album ‘Shot In The Dark’ in early 2016 and took their live show all the way to Europe and the UK.
Through sheer hard work the album broke into the top 20 of the iTunes Australia rock charts, and the band ended a bumper year with a show stealing performance at Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, alongside such heavyweights as Molly Hatchet, Living Color and Ratt- earning themselves a call back to the festival’s main stage alongside the legendary Dee Snider in 2017.
Black Aces second album ‘Anywhere But Here’ was released in late 2017. Written in a Bendigo garage, and recorded with legendary Aussie producer Mark Opitz and Colin Wynne, ‘Anywhere But Here’ deliverered on the promise of their debut- a diverse, driving rock record by a band determined to show the world how they play rock n’ roll.
Keep your eyes peeled, more 2020 Australian, UK and European dates are planned across the year.
‘Never Change’, the brand new EP from Aussie rockers Black Aces.
‘Never Change’ is the brand new EP from Bendigo’s Black Aces featuring the singles ‘Feverdreams’, a guitar driven fast paced self-deprecating soundtrack to the hangover from hell, ‘Too Much Rain’, a foot stomping tribute to the drudgery of working class life, and title track and lead single ‘Never Change’, a catchy and upbeat rocker that pays homage to the old adage “some things never change”.
Recorded at Brunswick’s Thirty Mill Studios, ‘Never Change’ once again sees Black Aces team with ARIA award winning producer Mark Opitz (The Angels, INXS, Cold Chisel, AC/DC, The Divinyls), and engineer and co-producer by Colin Wynne (Bad//Dreems). Black Aces brand new EP delivers a compact and lively snapshot of a band that is evolving with each release as different influences come to fore, however Black Aces humble rural beginnings still shine through, as ‘Never Change’ delivers five dynamic tracks infused with the sound of Australian classic rock.
Black Aces hard won live pedigree is on display on their latest tracks following relentless overseas touring in support of 2017’s ‘Anywhere But Here’, an album that Dee Snider labelled “My new turn to album” on Twitter, and generating rave reviews from music mags and blogs alike, including Classic Rock and Rock Hard.
Black Aces are set to embark on yet another run of Aussie shows throughout October, November and December as they celebrate the release of 'Never Change'. Taking in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT, the Never Change Tour returns to some favourite haunts for the Aces, and also heads into some new territory including a first appearance at the returning Chopped Festival, plus a huge EP launch show at Stay Gold in Brunswick!
The ‘Never Change’ EP will be available for pre-order from October 4th through Off Yer Rocka Recordings with a release date of October 31st 2019.
SOCIALS / STATS
"They remind me of us in early days when I see them playing live and giving it their all. They’re really cool guys and great players – definitely one to watch." - RYAN O'KEEFE (AIRBOURNE)
"Black Aces is like getting a new vintage AC/DC in 2017! And there ain't nothing wrong with that!" - DEE SNIDER (TWISTED SISTER)
"For those of you that feel a bit extra for the classic Australian pub rock, ”Anywhere But Here” is the best
buy of the year." - ARTROCK, SWEDEN
"Some bands are retro-built, like a 2013 Mustang dressed up to look like a 69 Boss 302 (ahem, Jet). Sure, that’s cool for novelty and a momentary nod to the past but these guys are that 69 Boss 302... Black Aces are a perfect musical time machine who somehow manage to own their inspired sound... A sledghammer!"" - WICKEDD CHILDD, AUSTRALIA
“And so begins a ten song onslaught of pure balls to the wall rockn’roll. It's only 7.30pm but the place is heaving … the Borderline was rocking. I've never seen so many heads nodding.” - METALTALK, UK
"They burst onto the stage, no set list, no decorum and just went straight for the jugular and within minutes the whole venue was grinning from ear to ear and singing along…This show had everything, brilliant songs, massive amounts of energy, broken guitars…” - JACEMEDIA, UK
"Rumour has it that they once rocked a venue so hard, the venue had to close its doors and reopen as an antique/craft coffee house, knowing that no man, woman, band or beast could ever rock as hard again" - FORTE, AUSTRALIA
"...by fuck it rocks! And that my friend is what will save us from growing beards and becoming hipsters. God bless the denim-clad fellows from BLACK ACES and all who sail with them..." - THE ROCKPIT, AUSTRALIA
"No ballads, no compromise... what more could you ask for?" - SLEAZEROXX, CANADA
"4/5" - PLANETMOSH, UK
"8.5/10" - BEAT, AUSTRALIA
"9/10" - METALGODS TV, UK
Management/Booking | Pete McMillan | World |
Label | Off Yer Rocka Recordings | World |